Roma striker Tammy Abraham breaks the Serie A record for most goals scored by an Englishman in a single season… as the former Chelsea star continues to reinvent himself under Jose Mourinho
- Tammy Abraham broke the record for goals scored by an Englishman in Serie A
- The Roma forward has scored 17 goals in his maiden season in Italian football
- Previous record was held by Gerry Hitchens after scoring 16 goals in 1962
- Abraham has reinvented himself from the player let go by Chelsea last year
The 24-year-old was deemed surplus to requirements at Stamford Bridge last year before joining Roma on a five-year-deal – a decision which may come back to bite the Blues.
Tammy Abraham has scored 17 goals in Serie A this year – breaking a record set back in 1962
Abraham bagged two goals against Torino on Friday night which helped seal a spot in Europe for next season ahead of their Europa Conference League final.
Both Abraham goals came following huge mistakes in the Torino defence with the opener in the 33rd minute after the home side gave the ball away in its own half.
Lorenzo Pellegrini found Abraham, who turned Torino defender David Zima inside out before riding a tackle and firing into the bottom right corner.
Abraham doubled his tally after Etrit Berisha tripped the Roma striker – before he struck the resulting penalty coolly down the middle three minutes before halftime.
The Cobham graduate broke the previous record which had belonged to Gerry Hitchens, who scored 16 for Inter Milan back in 1962.
Abraham scored twice against Torino to ensure a place in Europe for Roma next season
Abraham’s former Chelsea teammate Reece James was quick to show support for the 24-year-old in the form of a Tweet.
The Chelsea full-back wrote: ‘History made. Most goals by an Englishman in a single Serie A season @tammyabraham.’
James and Abraham graduated through the Chelsea academy together and spent two seasons together in the first team at Stamford Bridge.
Abraham has also scored nine goals in the Europa Conference League this season